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Raj Vaswani, Sterling Hughes, Jana van Greunen, William E San Filippo III, George Flammer III: Load management in wireless mesh communications networks. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, July 31, 2012: US08233905 (104 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing a network and routing protocol for utility services are disclosed. A method includes discovering a utility network. Neighboring nodes are discovered and the node listens for advertised routes for networks from the neighbors. The node is then registered with one or m ...


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Gary C Lizalek, Juan R Luglio: Flush-mounted antenna and transmission system. Silver Spring Networks, Michael Best & Friedrich, February 22, 2005: US06859186 (82 worldwide citation)

An apparatus mounted beneath or behind a surface and being operable to transmit or receive wireless communication signals for transmitting information from one location to a remote location. The apparatus includes an antenna mounted substantially flush with a surface. The apparatus also includes a c ...


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Lance A Ehrke, Kimbel A Nap, Donn R Dresselhuys: Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading. Silver Spring Networks, Michael Best & Friedrich, June 20, 2006: US07064679 (81 worldwide citation)

An electronic electric meter for use in a networked automatic meter reading environment. The electric meter retrofits into existing meter sockets and is available for new meter installations for both single phase and three phase electric power connections. The meter utilizes an all electronic design ...


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Lance A Ehrke, Kimbel A Nap, Donn R Dresselhuys: Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading. Silver Spring Networks, Michael Best & Friedrich, October 2, 2007: US07277027 (48 worldwide citation)

An electronic electric meter for use in a networked automatic meter reading environment. The electric meter retrofits into existing meter sockets and is available for new meter installations for both single phase and three phase electric power connections. The meter utilizes an all electronic design ...


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Raj Vaswani, Daniel McKernan, William San Filippo III: Method and system for providing a routing protocol for wireless networks. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, June 14, 2011: US07962101 (28 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a network protocol for utility services are disclosed are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method determines whether a measured real signal strength differs from a an accepted real signal strength by a configurable control limit parameter. In the ...


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Juan R Luglio, Kurt J Nemer: Wireless communication system. Silver Spring Networks, MIchael Best & Friedrich, July 29, 2008: US07406298 (25 worldwide citation)

A wireless communication apparatus adapted to be mounted on an elevated surface having an electrical socket thereon. The apparatus includes a housing, a photocell and a transceiver. The housing at least partially defines an interior space and has a portion which is translucent. The photocell is supp ...


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George Flammer III, Raj Vaswani: Method and system of routing in a utility smart-grid network. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, June 14, 2011: US07961740 (24 worldwide citation)

A wireless network has a server that includes a server controller that controls the receipt and transmission of packets via a server radio. The server controller selects a route to nodes in the wireless network, and provides communication between the wireless network and at least one other network. ...


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Marko Kiiskila, Padmasheela Rayala, William San Filippo III: Method and system for providing a network protocol for utility services. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, September 14, 2010: US07797009 (21 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a network protocol for utility services are disclosed are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises discovering a utility network, wherein a constant powered meter sends network discovery messages to find the utility network. Neighboring ...


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Raj Vaswani, Jana van Greunen, Alexander Gostrer: Determining electric grid endpoint phase connectivity. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, June 26, 2012: US08207726 (18 worldwide citation)

The service phase of the electrical connection to a customer endpoint device located within a power distribution system is determined by various techniques. At the feeder level, the system may be programmed to induce momentary power interruptions, thereby causing missed zero crossings at the custome ...


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Lance A Ehrke, Kimbel A Nap, Donn R Dresselhuys: Commodity monitoring network. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Ronney PC, January 11, 2011: US07868782 (13 worldwide citation)

An electronic electric meter for use in a networked automatic meter reading environment. The meter includes a meter microcontroller, a measurement microcontroller, a communication microcontroller and spread spectrum processor, and a plurality of other communication interface modules for communicatin ...